EDGE Tech DiskGO Portable Hard Drive Tech Review

Most people have had a desktop, laptop or in some cases both for over 10 years now. Over that time information from pictures of family outings to research papers have been piling up. We may have software and firewalls protecting our information from the dangers of the Internet world and would be thieves but what if someone stole the computer itself? The latest in software cannot safeguard years of data from someone actually stealing the computer itself. EDGE Tech realized this problem and found a solution that will safeguard your hard drive.

There are many USB, external hard drives on the market today but the portable diskGO really stands out. DiskGO is very small but still can hold tons of data. It is only 5.5″ long, 2.75″ wide, and .5″ thick and only weighs 6 ounces. It can easily fit in your pocket or you can place it in a safe. That may sound extreme but I have lost files before and it makes me sick. Losing a decade of pictures, music, articles and more would be disastrous.

There are several sizes to choose from including 40GB, 80GB, 100GB, 120GB and 160GB. These sizes work well for emergency backups and saving data that you cannot afford to lose. The case is aluminum brushed and looks somewhat stylish. The finish does not leave fingerprints on it and it is sturdy and rigid enough to survive the occasional drop test. The diskGO also comes with a USB 2.0 cord, black & vinyl-carrying case that holds everything, CD with drivers and finally a manual. An additional cord also comes with the unit that uses a USB connection on your computer that will draw more power if necessary. This is used if the primary cord is not drawing enough juice for the diskGO.

The diskGO has a button on the front of the hard drive that illuminates when the unit has power. The button can also be set up to automatically backup files of your entire hard drive with a simple press. This makes backing up very easy once configured. The software is very easy to use and you can set up many different options from the frequency of backups to which files and folders to use. You can even create additional backups on the drive to safeguard yourself again. The backup selections are full backup, incremental backup, differential back and partial backup. The software is great for noticing what has changed and only backing up those changes if specified to do so. The interface makes it easy to execute a simple backup or a complicated one depending on what you need.

The diskGO can transfer files fast too. I transferred a 600MB file to the diskGO in under a minute. The reverse was slightly faster from the diskGO back to my computer. The diskGO has packed a lot of storage room and features into this small package. Prices vary depending on where you go and the size of the diskGO but expect around $100 for the 40GB, $150 for the 80GB, $175 for the 100GB, $200 for the 120GB and $320 for the 160GB.

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